Acronyms

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  • This is a list of acronyms commonly used in discussing open access.
  • It's enough to supply the phrases for which the acronyms stand, without further definition. You may include a short annotation if there is no link available.

A

  • APC. Article processing charge. Also called a "publication fee" (with no acronym).

B

C

  • CC. Creative Commons. And so on for the various CC licenses, such as CC-BY for "by" or attribution; CC-NC for no commercial use; CC-ND for no derivative works; CC-SA for share-alike; and some combinations like CC-BY-NC-ND and CC-BY-NC-SA.

D

E

  • ETD. Electronic theses and dissertations.

F

  • FLOSS. Free/libre and open source software. Sometimes FOSS.

G

H

I

  • IP. Intellectual property. Also IPR, intellectual property rights.

J

O

  • OA. Open access.
  • OAJ. Open access journal.
  • OCW. Open CourseWare.
  • OER. Open educational resource(s).

P

  • PSI. Public sector information.

R

S

  • SSH. Social sciences and humanities (as fields of study). Sometimes HSS.

T

  • TA. Toll access. Commonly used as the opposite of OA.
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